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Week Beginning 18 November 2002

The Risk Of Child Lifestyles

Long periods spent at a computer, a lack of exercise and even the effort of carrying heavy bags to school will lead to back problems in middle age for many of today's children, according to the British Chiropractic Association. The organisation says checks on the back should become as much a part of peoples’ routine as going to the dentist.

The Daily Express

New Discoveries About Endometriosis And Infertility

Doctors have long known that women with endometriosis, a condition in which tissue from the uterine lining grows elsewhere in the pelvis, frequently have difficulty conceiving. Whether one condition causes the other, however, has remained unclear. Now, a new report from researchers in the UK suggests that endometriosis may cause changes in the body that reduce the effectiveness of structures that help the egg meet up with sperm, a first step in forming an embryo. Study author Dr Ovrang Djahanbakhch of the Royal London Hospital said this information could one day help researchers design new therapies to bolster fertility in women with the condtion.

The Daily Mail

Vit E And Parkinson’s

A diet with plenty of vitamin E could help to reduce the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to scientists in the US. Researchers at Harvard Medical School believe the vitamin’s antioxidant qualities prevent the cell damage caused by the disease.

The Daily Mail

Beat Cancer With Sauerkraut

Fermented cabbage – otherwise known as sauerkraut – could be even healthier than raw or cooked cabbage, Finnish researchers report. The investigators, from MTT Agrifood Research Finland in Jokioinen, found that fermenting cabbage produced a number of different compounds, known as isothiocyanates, which have been shown in test tube and animal studies to prevent the growth of cancer, especially in the breast, colon, lung and liver. Isothiocyanates are found in many foods, including cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, and wasabi, a pungent Japanese condiment. Whether isothiocyanates have similar effects in humans, however, is not clear.

The Daily Mirro

Cure Heart Disease With Short Diet And Exercise Changes

People can lower their risk of heart disease with a crash course in exercise and dieting, results of a small US study suggest. Researchers from the University of California found that 11 obese men who followed a low-fat, high-fibre diet and exercised daily for three weeks lowered their blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reduced the stress on their hearts, and improved other heart disease risk factors, even though they lost only a small amount of weight.

The Daily Express

 

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